The Leading Organisation
The National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS) leads the evaluation, working closely with all partners. NILS is a leading research organisation with internationally renowned expertise in economics, sociology, statistics, and social policy. NILS specialises in both quantitative and qualitative research that informs public policy. The range of disciplinary insights that we bring to bear on a problem enables us to select modes of thought and analysis that are particularly tailored to the problem at hand.
NILS has an extensive program of research including both grant funded research and commissioned projects. Our research is often collaborative, with a record of working with colleagues from other disciplines and centres at Flinders, colleagues from other national and international universities, as well as with industry partners.
Our Survey Teams
The survey organisations conducting the major surveys of people and organisations as part of the evaluation are:
Roy Morgan Research is a long established Australian market research company and has specialist expertise in undertaking complex surveys using mixed mode methodology combining telephone and personal interviewing; and online and paper-based surveys. Roy Morgan Research is carrying out Wave 1c of the NDIS Survey and NDIS Survey for Families and Carers (2016-2017) and Wave 2a, 2b and 2c of the NDIS Survey and NDIS Survey for Families and Carers (2016-2017).
The Social Research Centre is a specialist provider of quantitative and qualitative research services to government, academia and the not-for-profit sector. The Social Research Centre are experts in mixed mode surveys, which involve combinations of self-completion (mail and/or online), telephone and personal interviewing. The Social Research Centre has carried out Wave 1a and Wave 1b of the NDIS Survey and NDIS Survey for Families and Carers (2014 – 2015) and as part of the Qualitative Team carrying out interviews with people with disabilities, their families and carers (2014-2016).
I-view Social Research is one of Australia’s largest government and social research data collection specialists, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. As part of the global Ipsos group, I-view Social Research works closely with the researchers of the Ipsos Social Research Institute, and conducts large and logistically complex studies across all survey methodologies.
Our Capacity Builders
Conscious that a diversity of people will be affected by NDIS, the consortium also includes two organisations with highly specialist expertise in working with people with disability and in working with people from Indigenous and CALD communities:
Disability and Community Inclusion Unit (DCIU) conducts applied research on services for and experiences of people with disability and provides training for people aspiring to pursue a career in disability and related areas.
Our Cultural Advisors provide research and consultancy services for public education, advertising and behavioural change programs. They have extensive research experience and background in working with CALD and Indigenous communities and in the Government sectors.